Sears & Roebuck Spring and Summer 1938. Scanned images

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  1. Feraud

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  2. Fletch

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    Hooboy! What a resource.

    (Men's wear starts on page 3 of the photostream, BTW. First scan is a page of Western hats!)
     
  3. texasgirl

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    Thanks! This is great! I have some from a Montgomery Wards catalog 1935, but it's in pdf format. Is there a way to share?

    EDIT: I was able to post them on Google Docs. So if anyone is interested PM your email. That's the only way to share. When I get a chance, I'll rescan in JPG format.
     
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    Thanks, Miss Joeri! (And carry on! :D )
     
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    wonderful link!
     
  6. Tango Yankee

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    That was a heck of a lot of scanning! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

    Okey-dokey, here are links to the Fall-Winter '39-'40 Sears Made to Order catalog and How to Measure threads I posted a while back.

    Sears Made to Order men's suits

    Sears Made to Order Measuring Instructions

    Cheers,
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  7. Tzedekh

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    I found it interesting that as early as 1938 (and possibly earlier), Sears was promoting fused collars, which at the time probably seemed like an innovation (as did no-iron polyester blends 30 years later). It's odd that there were only two French-cuffed shirts, one of which was collarless.

    By the way, I didn't see any shoes. In another place, I saw men's shoes from the spring 1934 Sears catalogue.

    http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/20thcent/1930s/sears/spring1934mensshoes2.JPG
    http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/20thcent/1930s/sears/spring1934mensshoes1.JPG
    http://www.costumes.org/HISTORY/20thcent/1930s/sears/spring1934mensshoes4.JPG

    Every one seemed to be Goodyear welted, even those that today's inflated dollars would probably cost no more than $50 to $60. Of course, with little domestic shoe production today, you can't even buy comparable shoes for less than $200 to $300.
     
  8. Feraud

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    Montgomery Wards Spring/Summer 1935 Catalog

    Bump!
    I am updating this thread with Texasgirl's July thread.

    It is worth your time to Take a look at the scans she added to our resource. Catalog give us an idea of the colors, patterns, and styles available to a particular era.

    http://207.218.231.242/~thefedor/showthread.php?t=32397
    Two teaser pics. Enjoy.
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  10. Dinerman

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    Not quite, but if that new suit had some shape and was made of a better fabric, it could be pretty cool- I like the details,
     
  11. flat-top

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    Yeah, its POLY ((shudder)), but also only $100!
     
  12. donCarlos

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    Where do they sell them for this price? Looks good, some changes can always be done...
     
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    I'll PM you the link!
     
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    Oh my God look at those accoutrement's
     
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    Wonderful. Thank you much!
     
  17. Ken"Hollywood"

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    I like the looks! Where on earth did you get the adds anyway?
     
  18. Feraud

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    Some nice two and three button suits.
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  19. le.gentleman

    le.gentleman Familiar Face

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    The variety in styles, especially when int comes to the back of the coat is simply astonishing for RTW.
    Nowadays, it's hard to find a belted back RTW coat. Recently I found one from RLPL, in an ivory Panama fabric - it also has a vertical pleat and is very nice. However compared to what they used to have, it's nothing special.
     
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    Bump. Some mid 30s color for men's shirts and ties.

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